PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A 38-year-old man was arrested after police found he was in possession of a truck reported stolen from a public works facility in Pulaski County.
Officials said a county deputy was sent to the Public Water Service District #3 building to investigate a reported burglary of the office and theft of a district truck on Wednesday. The deputy found the front door of the building had been forced open.
The deputy canvassed the area and found neighbors who said they saw a man with an ATV near the building. Others told the deputy they saw the same man with a silver, Dodge pickup truck. At least two of the witnesses were able to identify the suspect by name.
Officers went to the home of the suspect’s ex-wife and found the stolen truck there. The suspect, identified as Chad Edward Lange of Dixon, Missouri, was arrested at the home and admitted to breaking into the building and stealing the truck. He was taken to the Pulaski County Jail and held for 24 hours. He has not yet been charged in this case.
Although Lange has not been charged for the admitted burglary and theft, he was found to have three active, no bond, warrants from the Pulaski County Circuit Court. The warrants were for second-degree felony assault, driving while revoked and peace disturbance.